AT&T offers $100 off Google Nexus 7 tablet, requires two-year contract

AT&T offers $100 off Google Nexus 7 tablet, requires two-year contract

Summary: Google has also started selling the Nexus 7 with T-Mobile SIM cards through Google Play.

TOPICS: Tablets, Android, Google

Google's highly successful Nexus 7 is making inroads with cellular providers this week, thanks to a couple of announcements that should extend its footprint with mobile carriers.

AT&T has announced that it's extending its deal from last year -- $100 off tablets with a two-year data contract -- to the Nexus 7 through February 24. That means you can get the 32GB slate for just $199, but that's only a good deal if you were planning on using it with cellular service instead of just Wi-Fi.

If you're a T-Mobile customer, the news is more mixed. The good news is that the Nexus 7 is now available with the carrier's SIM card. However, there does not appear to be any discount on the tablet's price at this time. So if you are a T-Mobile subscriber interested in using the Nexus 7 on the network, expect to pay the full $299.

Many people still use their tablets exclusively with Wi-Fi, but as the market grows, more will want cellular connectivity for when they're not around wireless networks. But as AT&T's discount suggests, that number may be slow in growing. 

Will you be buying a Nexus 7 from AT&T or T-Mobile after these announcements? Let us know in the Talkback section below. 

Topics: Tablets, Android, Google

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  • AT&T offers

    At this point of waiting I guess I can wait a little longer for I'm sure the rest of the carriers will jump onto the bandwagon
  • No cellular access for me on my Nexus 7

    At least not directly. I also have a smartphone. For the random situations where I want to use my Wi-Fi only Nexus 7 tablet where there is no Wi-Fi access, it is cheaper in the long run to add tethering to my phone.
    Jim Johnson